The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Now is England perished in fight
On the state of England — seven quatrains, generally
Subjects: evils of the time; clothing, against extremes of
1.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 237
, f. 243v
Now ys yngland all in fyght
Moche peple of consyens
…moch bost of there clothys
But wele I wot they lake none
Added by a later hand of the fifteenth century, same as 2503
Political Poems and Songs relating to English History, composed during
the period From the Accession of Edward III to that of Richard III.
14 (1859, 1861); repr. Kraus, 1965: 2.252-3.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds.
The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 450.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Hh.2.6
, f. 58rb
Nowe is Englond perisshed in sight
With moche peple & consciens
…The cause is for lak of light
That shuld be in the church of
Note: Written by a hand of the sixteenth century.
Robbins, Rossell Hope,
Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries.
New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 149-50.